dailycaller Amber Randall
10:29 AM 12/14/2016
A small town in Indiana witnessed its entire police force resign recently amid accusations that council officials were making odd demands of dubious legality.
The officers, who submitted their resignations Monday, hold Bunker Hill Town Council responsible, alleging that the city council asked cops to do things like background checks on local rivals, reports Fox 59.
“We have had issues with the town board and there are some activities there where I felt like they were serving their own agenda,” Michael Thomison, a former Bunker Hill Town Marshal, declared.
Thomison maintained the city council asked the department to run background checks and investigate criminal history on fellow board members.
“They would ask for things and I would have to explain to them, you can’t have this information,” Thomison said. “They asked for me to run background checks and criminal history on other board members, and I told them, ‘I can’t do that without a case number and without an investigation.’”
Council members threatened officers when they refused to look into other members, officers said.
Officers also quit over safety issues, according to their resignation letters. The department only had one set of body armor, which put their lives in danger, the letter said.
“I did not want to send someone out there with bad body armor so I would take mine off and provide it to the other officers. I told them we have to provide this, there is an IC code that explains that and says that the town has to provide that body armor,” Thomison said.
Thomison said he contacted Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the Miami County prosecutor about the department’s decision.
The Sheriff’s Office will patrol the town in the time being. The Town Board will release a statement on the issue Wednesday.
Thank You Ms Randall and DC.
If Civil Rights and the rule of law were actually worth anything, . . this problem wouldn't have come to this pass.
U.S. Title 42 Sec 1985 Conspiracy To Interfere With Civil Rights
(1) Preventing officer from performing duties
If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, district, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties;
Put those Council members in the same conspiracy, take them to Court, sue for restitution and damages.